PVCC Fine Arts and Performance Presents the Latin Ballet of Virginia in Enigmas de Nuestra Tierra


Charlottesville, Va. – October 21, 2020 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Fine Arts and Performance division will present the Latin Ballet of Virginia in Enigmas de Nuestra Tierra, an original dance theatre work inspired by the rich history of the Mayan Empire and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The performance will take place Saturday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the PVCC main campus in Charlottesville. 

Created and first performed in Mexico, Enigmas de Nuestra Tierra draws from historical events and fantastical folklore to celebrate an extraordinary culture that continues to fascinate more than a thousand years later. The work plays out the mysterious and conflicting legends surrounding “La Malinche,” a native woman whose actions aided the Spanish conquest, the story behind the Mayan goddess of love, the revolt of the native Maya people against Europeans and the bizarre and passionate story of the “cult of the talking cross.”

An award-winning professional dance company and school of dance based in Richmond, the Latin Ballet of Virginia is known for its technical excellence, depth of emotion and uniquely theatrical presentations that feature richly detailed costuming and video projections. Under the artistic direction of Columbia-born founder Ana Ines King, the ballet combines contemporary dance with classic and folkloric forms, resulting in performances that are accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Latin Ballet of Virginia’s performance is supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Seating for the event is limited to 100 patrons (20% capacity) to allow for the strict observation of social distancing protocols. Masks/face coverings are required and must be worn at all times by all attendees. Tickets are available at $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Access to an archive video of the live performance will be available for $4 in the weeks following the performance.

For the live performance, patrons are encouraged to purchase advance tickets at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the main building, will also have tickets available for purchase during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the PVCC Box Office, located at the main entrance of the Dickinson Building.

View all Fine Arts and Performance events at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College 
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.


Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division